At Rockliffe Manor Primary School, we believe that learning is most memorable for children when it is planned in a cross-curricular way, taking on board their interests and therefore, enabling children to make links throughout their learning. We always ensure our activities include challenges for all learners, opportunities for children to develop through play and real life experiences with lots of interaction from adults and peers. We have high expectations of both staff and pupils and always strive to achieve outstanding outcomes.


Nursery spring 2 remote learning content

Our curriculum learning for this term will be based around the topic of mini beasts. We will explore the life cycle of a butterfly and what they like to eat. The nursery will also create our published outcomes based on this theme/topic. To support our learning, the nursery will be getting some caterpillars in the class to observe the transition stages they go through to becoming a butterfly.

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Our English learning, will be based around the core text, ‘They Very Hungry Caterpillar’.

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Our writing outcomes will include creating a lifecycle of a butterfly, also writing labels and captions for our published outcome display. The nursery will focus on mark making with a variety of resources such as; charcoal, oil pastels and ink.

In maths, we will be learning all about weight, capacity and measurements this term. We will use themes from our core text to support our learning for example, using fruits to measure and weigh. The children will also explore using such resources as Lego/cubes to help take measurements.

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In phonics we will continue to learn and explore phase 2 jolly phonics. The children will practise making the sounds by saying it, writing the sound and finding words that begin with that specific sound.

You can listen to all the sounds here:

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Parents and carers can support their children’s learning at home through daily reading. This will enable children to further develop their vocabulary and communication skills.

If you would like to discuss more about how you can help your child at home, please contact your child's class teacher.



Reception spring 2 remote learning content

Our curriculum learning will continue the theme of Sustainability and Development, as we take a closer look at recycling and how we can take actions to ensure we are recycling at home and at school.

Some useful websites to get your research started are:

Our English learning, will be based around the core text, Michael Recycle, by Ellie Bethel. This is a story of a superhero whose mission is to keep green and is keen to save planet Earth! He visits a grim and grimy town and helps its residents to recycle their waste.

You can read/listen to it here:  

Throughout the book children will be learning different ways to recycle, and exploring descriptive language. Our writing outcome will be a retell of the story, where the children will act out the beginning, middle and end, and innovate their own recycling actions, before writing their retell.

In maths, we will be learning all about shape, looking at 2D and 3D shapes, their names, their properties, and using them to discuss pattern and position.

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Enjoying books with your child will help to develop their learning in phonics as well as communication and language skills, so please do try and read regularly with your child.

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Posted on: 27/04/2021

Rockliffe announce a programme of parental engagement activities

We are pleased to inform you that we have put together a programme of parental engagement activities. These sessions will take place virtually and will be an opportunity to learn about a range of ways to support your child’s development. Presentations and workshops include ways to help and support your child with their learning as well as an opportunity to meet and connect with other parents. These sessions have been planned to share with you some of our key priorities over the Summer Term. Parent Workshop focus   Date Lead RSE: How Relationship Education will enhance our curriculum offer at Rockliffe Manor   Wed 28th April 2021 1.30pm   Miss Smith Zoom details Meeting ID: 953 6190 2944                       Passcode: 2tmm70                                                                                                                       Parent Workshop focus   Date Lead Limitless Minds: How to learn, lead and live without limits   The session will explore what the Limitless Minds approach is, how it is incorporated into our curriculum and the impact this has had so far.   Thurs 13th May 2021 9.30am     Ms Wallace Zoom details   Meeting ID: 850 8161 6948                          Passcode: Rockliffe Parent Workshop focus Date Lead Oracy: Talk vs Oracy   The session will explore what oracy is, why it is important, how it is used in the classroom and what can be done to support this at home.     Wed 26th May 2021 9.30am     Miss Lilley Zoom details   Meeting ID: 933 7624 4262 Passcode: oracy Each of these activities will take place over Zoom via the above details. We welcome all feedback and ask that you email us this on We look forward to welcoming many of you to these and to building our relationships with you once again following the long break of restrictions.
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